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Julia Domna, Augusta, 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
Hera (Juno to the Romans) is the wife and one of three sisters of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon of Greek mythology and religion. Hera's mother is Rhea and her father Cronus. Her chief function was as the goddess of women and marriage. The cow, lion and the peacock were considered sacred to her. Portrayed as majestic and solemn, often enthroned, and crowned with the kalathos. Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature against Zeus' lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her. Paris earned Hera's hatred by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess.
RB79848. Orichalcum sestertius
, RIC IV
C585, BMCRE V
C208, Hunter III
, Cohen IV
90, SRCV II
7114, F, scratches, areas of corrosion, Rome
21.909g, maximum diameter
30.2mm, die axis
, 211 - 217 A.D.; obverse
IVLIA PIA FELIX
AVG, draped bust
right, wearing stephane
, hair in horizontal ridges, small flat coil
at back of head
, looped plait on neck; reverse IVNONEM
standing slightly left, veiled head
in right hand, long scepter
vertical in left hand, peacock
at feet on left standing left, S - C
) flanking across field
below center; scarce
Catalog current as of Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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